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party in washington, the party of money. and frankly, if you or i were elected to congress, we'd have to behave like every member of congress does if we want to get reelected, which means we have to his top the people who provide the money for the campaigns for us to run to office, and it's not just joe six pack and mary smith. it's representatives of big corporations and wealthy individuals who come pleading, i just need a little change here to be fair. but they really want to unlevel the playing field and thwart the rigors of the market. there's no such thing as deregulation. that's only new regulation, so what we have done is taken regulations -- i'm not going to defend every regulation, but we took a regulatory scheme that looked at the interests of companies and the interests of customers and other parties, and replaced it with a system of the corporations, by the corporations, that takes away consumer rights. everything is regulated. i like to say, baseball regulates right down to how many stitches on the ball and the color of yarn. everything is regulated. most of the regulatio
was a lawyer and church member that the mormons had sent to washington as their delegate to congress. brigham young was, to put it mildly, not very happy with either babbitt or the federal appointees. he did not want nonmormons to interfere with the church's control of utah's politics. also he had heard all sorts of negative reports about babbitt's activities in washington. babbitt had drunk too much, he had cozied up to politicians hoping to get a territorial appointment for himself, all sorts of things. shortly after babbitt's return to utah, young summoned him to his office at 8:00 in the morning. young rarely started the day so early. he liked to go to bed late and get up late, and i think because of that he may have been in an especially cantankerous mood for the meeting. babbitt began by reporting that president fillmore hoped that you would not mingle your religion with your politics. the president worried that young would be as a prince of this world and a prophet for the next. babbitt and young then argued over a few things; federal appropriations for the territory. babbitt had bough
of washington, d.c., wayne karlin talking about his book wandering souls which is an account of the u.s. soldier return to vietnam to return a notbook he took from a soldier he killed during the north vietnam war. >>> joining us now on booktv is author and professor wayne karlin who most recent book is "wandering soul." professor karlin who was homer? >> he is a friend of mine who retired living in north carolina. he was a officer platoon leader in the vietnam war. and he had contacted me a number of years ago because i had some contacts in vietnam vietnamese i had been working with, he had taken a documents and a book from the body of an vietnamese soldier he killed during the war. and wanted to see if he could find a family and return those documents to this them. >> why. he had gone through decades of ptsd, not only because he killed that man, he had a rough war, he killed many people he had seen many of his own men killed, went through a lot of the pat earns that people tend to go through with post-traumatic stress, an adrenaline junkie. he wrecked card, he -- cars, had had a hard time formi
's presidential debate and did on going fame of the presidential campaign. the terms of washington assisted the auto industries have been intense debate but the most contentious example it is one of that diana our speaker this afternoon focus it is on her timely book "regulating to disaster". she subjects the assumptions and policies that late bled to ill-fated when assessments like solyndra and a123 battery car manufacturer that we have come to expect from this former chief of staff for the council of economic advisers during the administration of president george w. bush. she helps us understand while the failures of private firms have significant problems themselves and cautionary tales to have the government rather than private investors allocate capital. the publication of regulating to disaster caps her first year as a senior fellow in which she has been prolific and influential cited by a writers, reporters and talk show host across the country. to think of her many contributions ranging from her analysis demonstrating even adjusting for the state of the economy those receiving food
. those of us who work in the policy world in washington sometimes risk becoming so a related to the news that in a sense our senses are doled amid no longer recognize the human consequences of tyranny and various public policies. this book, "escape from north korea" come as the perfect antidote to that phenomenon. melanie does an absolutely masterful job introducing us to some absolutely extraordinary individuals. tim chavan, the first pianist at the symphony who escaped to china, is arrested three times before he finally makes it to freedom all because he simply wanted the freedom to play the music of this choice. she gives us the story of stephen ken, you want a businessmen in china working for wal-mart attending an underground church in sinn fein, who happens to cross a of north korean refugees and make it so moved by their fight that he decided as a part-time at dignity, he hopes for north korean refugees escape from china. he gets arrested for the dvds and spends three years in jail before returning to the native state deciding to dedicate his entire life to saving north koreans. he
when i first came to washington after a doctorate in one of first books i was exposed to as tom's book he wrote in 1991 title the state of risk for the government-sponsored enterprise -- clearly tom was years ahead of his time and unfortunately his predictions came out to be all too accurate. he has had a long track record as one of the foremost forecasters at the state of the financial services industry in terms of policy. when he is not writing books he spends his time as a fellow at the center for advanced governmental studies at the johns hopkins university. tom also served as the financial crisis and great commission and well in my opinion very few things i would disagree with the commission's findings one thing that i know for certain is the commission's report and work is far stronger because of thompson colman. the book here today is also informed largely by tom's experience on the commission staff. we are also very fortunate to have with us elex to offer his thoughts on the book. currently alex is a fellow at the american enterprise institute. i first ifrs got to know alex got
to washington as the boys nation, candidate for u.s. senate. goes to washington. is already six feet tall. he strives to the front of the line when they go to the white house to see president kennedy. and then when kennedy finishes his speech, bill clinton both forward and get his picture taken with, alongside a john f. kennedy. you so proud. he already is dedicated to the idea that he's going to be the person who's going to bring complete honor to his family. he already by the age of 17 has planned to be elected attorney general of arkansas, then governor of arkansas and as president of the united states. this is something which everyone knows him knows about because he talks about it all the time. he does not go to the university of arkansas. he goes to georgetown. from georgetown he becomes the arkansas candidate and goes to oxford. he is an incredibly success everywhere but he cannot have a sustained ongoing relationship with a woman. he is attracted to the kind of women, his mother direction to what the beauty queens, who are the ones flirtatious, who are attractive, and that's really wh
is to the cia what the count now congress is to the u.s. government after george????? washington became president.?? it has the major features and a? major mission features of the? centralized intelligence.???? the os us was very unique because it? was the first?? national intelligence service responsible to one command, and that is the president's. before that, before the zero ss was created, they had always been departmentalized. highly technical. you have the u.s. army, u.s. navy, the state department, the fbi, treasury, commerce. every major agency of the u.s. government had its own intelligence service of the specialized nature. so it was created to nationalize or centralized that intelligence existence, which is something that the model after the british . which is also very controversial nature because people always blame to pro-british. so it was a very interesting experience because of world war ii, the prime opportunity for the proponent of a centralized intelligence to prove its worth. and that is why the experience? was fascinating, and generally a lot of argument
? a it's a slippery slope. i i was on washington journal a month ago and i was asked this question, and if we go in, or if we militarily either more aggressive support in terms of the military aid or boots on the ground, air toast support, what's hezbollah going to do sunset what's iran going to do? what's russia going to do? this is quite volatile and i don't think we have thought out all of the potential possibilities of getting involved in another quagmire in the middle east. and as i said, i have lots of friends there if there was an easy answer to this, if military intervention -- if there was any chance where there was limited damage, collateral damage to our buys -- i use at brook army medical center i used to volunteer in the burn center, the boys coming back from afghan afghanistan and iraq and hit by ied asks other explosions and we have to think of these things before we blindly go in or semi blindly go in, and when i got back home, i received a bunch of e-mails from some generals, colonels, military people, and they were so thankful. they said thank you for bringing tha
greenberg traveled from chicago, illinois to washington to offer her testimony. greenberg was a member of the women's auxiliary spending her days working in the communities around chicago's steel mills. greenberg told the audience that the national health conference that he had come to offer them a different picture of chicago. just steps away from the comfortable headquarter of the american medical association, was a chicago of dirt, filth, and tenements, of sick chicago where people struggled with terrible health con decisions relatedded to poverty and unemployment and struggled to obtain baiivel medical care. the overcrowded cook county hospital. the city's only hospital which locals described as death house. a single overcrowded private hospital served the entire african-american community of the south side. chicago's outpatient clinics were fill the to busting. she spoke with people too sick to leave their homes or couldn't afford the few pen if penny for transportation to a clinic. she told the audience about the child with that mown ya after being trurned -- an behalf of the wor
. tom wolfe was born and raised in richmond, virginia, educated at washington university and later learned a ph.d. from yale. he spent his first ten years as a newspaper man mostly doing general assignment reporting, and i bet if i called on many of you, you could easily name his novels; "the right stuff," "in our time," "the bonfire of the vanities" and many more, and now "back to blood" which reflects miami back to all of us. how are we going to react to that? he is credited with the birth of new journalism and the death of the american novel by some. he is the mark twain of our time. how lucky are we to have a moment in time with him? and what better way to start this conversation -- hopefully i can get them to come to the stage -- than with a published author in his own right and a man whose name is synonymous with leadership, our own former mayor, manny diaz. manny diaz, let me turn it to you. hopefully, we can get him up here, and tom wolfe. please welcome them. [applause] >> well, good evening, everybody. and let's get this started. if "bonfire of the vanities," you chose ne
that comes up a lot in washington and for the discussions on capitol hill. how would you, you know, describe that vision for us and you also talk about the summer vacation. let's start into this. >> the first dimension, once you remove lecture from class time, and allows it to rethink everything. a lot of this is happening. they're doing these things, these are, they have experiments that all the research in all of the tuition point in that direction, teaching for the most part gasol chair profession. .. the tests themselves, you need some aspect of testing. someone should be very skeptical of testing because all tests measure what they test. there's many more facets to a human being than that. the dimensions that, there could be some testing to make sure that they're getting core competency and core skills. the ones unmeasured right now our creativity. you can never give someone a creativity score but you can have someone generate a portfolio of work. as an employer we are hiring engineers. when we get these people from top schools in the country, what are you created? that's what engineeri
bit about mary weingarten. mary weingarten grew up outside of washington d.c.. after graduating from the university of chicago she worked for several years in community arts in london and then move to san francisco where she earned her m.a. in comparative literature. her translations of russian poets have been published in magazines and in crossing centuries and anthology of contemporary russian poetry. her poems have appeared in 26 journals, journal 26, excuse me. she has grown three children teaches english at san francisco state university and is working on a new collection of poetry. she lives in tampa and cisco with her husband, jeff hoyle. please welcome mary weingarten. [applause] congratulations. >> wow. it's great to be here and it is really an enormous honor, clichÉs aside, you know you are right. it is a clichÉ but it's true, isn't it quite i am really grateful to the before columbus foundation, justin, ishmael, to jack foley who icas could not make it today into all of you for this award. and i thank all of you for coming this afternoon on this gorgeous day. my fellow h
weingarten grew up outside washington d.c. after graduating from university of chicago, she worked for several years in community arts in london and moved to san francisco, where she earned her m.a. in comparative literature. for translation of russian pilots have been published in magazines and in crossing centuries an anthology of russian poetry. her poems have appeared in 26 journals, journal 26. she has grown three children, teaches english at san francisco state university and is working on a new collection of poetry. she was in san francisco with her husband by jeff hoyle. please welcome, mary weingarten. [applause] >> congratulations. >> wow, it is great be here and it is really an enormous honor, clichÉs aside. you are right, but it's true. it's a clichÉ, in the name? i'm grateful to the before columbus foundation, to justin ishmael, to jack foley like us could could make it today and all of you for this award. i think all of you for coming this afternoon on this gorgeous day, with the arteries, thank you for coming. thanks to my family, my husband, two sons, daughter-in-
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